Today Windstar Cruises announces TV personality and conservationist Jeff Corwin as Windstar’s first Private Event host of 2016. Corwin will host the Isla de Coiba: Island Experience Private Event on Windstar’s Costa Rica & Panama Canal itinerary on the March 5, 2016 voyage. Corwin shares his thoughts on the upcoming cruise in this video.
Corwin is best known as host of the multi Emmy award-winning TV series Ocean Mysteries on ABC and Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin Experience, as well as for his years of wildlife and conservation work. He will be on hand to host Windstar’s Isla de Coiba: Island Experience, a unique event on Panama’s Isla de Coiba, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and national park that is accessible only by special permit. Coiba is a marine reserve located off Panama’s Pacific coast, and offers guests a chance to view wildlife such as howler monkeys, Scarlett Macaws, turtles, and more in their natural environment, as the island maintains 80 percent of its natural habitat.
Corwin will lead guests through a talk on animal conservation. The experience also includes beach and sport activities such as volleyball, snorkeling, and bocce ball, as well as a full beach barbeque. Corwin also is slated to give an onboard lecture and will join guests for dinner during the journey to create a variety of opportunities for one-on-one interactions with the 212 guests on board.
“We are thrilled to have Jeff Corwin on board to host the Isla de Coiba experience,” says Hans Birkholz, CEO of Windstar Cruises. “Panama is so full of unique wildlife, and who better to speak to the conservation and ecology of the land than Jeff? He has made it his life’s work to engage and educate the American public on wildlife and nature, and we are excited to have him on board to speak to our guests.”
Windstar’s complimentary Private Event program, launched around the world in 2015, seeks to provide guests with an exclusive experience specific to the destination where they are sailing. Each Windstar itinerary includes a bespoke experience ranging from island activities in the Caribbean and Tahiti, to wine tasting in Italy, to an equestrian ballet and sherry tasting in Spain. New Private Events debuting in 2016 include feasting on reindeer meat in Iceland; exploring the magnificent marble caves of Bergtatt, Norway; and watching the people of Catalonia, Spain build traditional “human towers.”
Select Private Events include a celebrity host, such as Corwin. Past Private Event hosts have including Olympic Swimmer Mark Spitz; Royal Chef Darren McGrady, and former Miss Tahiti Mareva Georges.